Sunday, April 29, 2012

Cashew Drops

Last week you read my prose; today it's poetry. I call it "Ode to the Cashew."

Cashews, oh cashews, how do I love you?
Your buttery flavor, your sweet taste, your lovely texture
I could eat you in the morning in my cereal
I could eat you in the noontime in my salads
I could eat you in the afternoon by the handful
I could eat you in the evening in my stir-fry
And I could definitely eat you in a cookie!
Oh! And don’t forget at bedtime on my chocolate ice cream J

If you like cashews you will LOVE these. LOVE!

Here’s what you need for the cookie:
½ C butter, softened (you may NOT use margarine here….stick to the real thing)
1 C packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/3 C sour cream
1 t vanilla (you should use the real stuff, not the imitation…makes a noticeable difference)
2 C flour
¾ t baking powder
¾ t baking soda
¾ t salt
1 ¾ C salted cashew halves (yes, I know, that’s a lot, but trust me! Great! I chopped mine just a little bit.)

Here’s what you need for the frosting:
½ C butter
3 T half-and-half (I think I actually used whole milk….)
½ t vanilla
2 C powdered sugar
More cashews for the top of each cookie

Here’s what you do:
Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, sour cream and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients and add them to the creamed mixture. Mix well.  Fold in the cashews.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 375 degree oven. Cool on a wire rack.

For the frosting, melt the butter; remove from heat, add cream, vanilla and sugar. Mix to desired consistency. Frost and decorate with cashew halves. Glorious!


  1. I totally ADORE cashews...and these cookies look WONDERFUL!! BTW...I'm having a contest with Spices Inc. on my blog. Would love you to enter...this one is right up your alley!!

  2. Love the poem and the cookies! Cashews are my favorite nut! Yum.

  3. You are right - cashews are so good! I love them in stir fry too - just like the poem says :-) These cookies sound delicious and I think they would be especially good for baking around the holidays.

  4. These sound delicious. I love cashews - probably my favorite nut! I will have to make these - for sure :)

  5. that looks sooooooooper good...fantastic cliks
    Tasty Appetite

  6. Thanks for the nice comments! I think cashews are the best nut on earth. The texture of these cookies were both crunchy and creamy.... delicious.

  7. En mi casa nos encantan los anacardos, tu receta es deliciosa,quiero prepararla y espero que me salgan tan bien como a ti.

  8. Oh I adore cashews!!! these sound so delicious - I would not be sharing!
    Mary x


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